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Retro

Ralph Lauren’s Rare Automobiles

Ralph Lauren’s Rare Automobiles

With its stainless-steel counters and museum-style installations, Ralph Lauren’s D.A.D. Garage is filled with dozens of the world’s rarest cars, all in ideal condition and all driven by the designer himself.

Kids and Retro Tech

Kids and Retro Tech

Researcher Jean-Christophe Laurence took a bunch of vintage gadgets and tech stuff from the 1980s and 1990s and showed them to today’s kids, then asked them to figure them out.

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Custom 1955 Ford Thunderbird

Custom 1955 Ford Thunderbird

This gorgeous 1955 Ford Thunderbird concept car is from industrial designer Bo Zolland. The car features classic curves on the exterior, and will be built on a 2009 Ford Mustang platform.

Anger is Illogical

Anger is Illogical

Are you a bit of a hothead? Need to keep your temper under control? Watch this instructional video from Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk to find out the best way to deal with your angst. Or not.

Weird Al: The Lost Tape

Weird Al: The Lost Tape

Back in 1985, Weird Al Yankovic left a series of messages on his drummer’s answering machine. He recently dug up the tape. We can’t believe he never recorded “I Want a New Dog.”

Aviator Wing Desk

Aviator Wing Desk

Drawing design inspiration from WWII fighter planes, this unique desk is built from patches of aluminum layered over hardwood, attached with exposed steel screws to simulate rivets.

Bertelli Bicycles

Bertelli Bicycles

These bicycles are hand assembled, finished and fine tuned by Francesco Bertelli, who uses a combination of new parts and old parts found at flea markets to create his functional design objects.

1982 Tron Holiday Special

1982 Tron Holiday Special

Funny or Die dug up this lost 1982 Tron Christmas special, complete with appearances by all your favorite early eighties celebs. Stars Gabe Kaplan, Dom DeLuise, and yes, Rip Taylor.

Lennon’s Station Wagon

Lennon’s Station Wagon

What could possibly make a 1972 Chrysler wagon awesome? Maybe the fact that this particular one was driven by John and Yoko to help them travel incognito. It just recently hit the auction block.

Vintage International Jacket

Vintage International Jacket

Inspired by Barbour’s rich history in motorcycle wear, the deluxe Vintage International Jacket features heavy distressed looking leather and a warm woolen tartan lining. (Thanks Patrick!)

Factory Five Mk4 Roadster

Factory Five Mk4 Roadster

You’ll need an old 1987-1993 Mustang to the Mk4 Roadster kit car. Then, you’ll need about 200 hours of your spare time to convert your old pony car into this luscious classic Cobra replica.

Victorian Star Trek

Victorian Star Trek

We must have somehow missed the episode of Star Trek where they traveled back in time to the Victorian era. Photoshop manipulator Rabbittooth put these images together to refresh our memory.

Videodrome (Blu-ray)

Videodrome (Blu-ray)

David Cronenberg’s creepy, provocative 1983 horror film gets the HD treatment in Criterion’s new release. The moral of the story – you can love your television – just don’t love your television.

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After These Messages

After These Messages

8-bit fanatic DoctorOctoroc is back on his game with 30 chiptune tracks based on classic TV shows, cartoons and commercials. Ok, Adventures of The Gummi Bears is not a classic.

Cold Drinks

Cold Drinks

After you’ve served some chili with cheese, you need to have some cold drinks to wash it down, right? Enjoy this catchy Wendy’s training video to show you how to serve ’em properly.

Sid & Marty Krofft DVD

Sid & Marty Krofft DVD

You’re probably too young to recall these surreal Saturday morning classics. Brush up with this sampler DVD with of gems like Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, H.R. Pufnstuf, and The Bugaloos.

The Fastest Video Game Character

The Fastest Video Game Character

Who do you think is the speediest video game character of all time is? If you guessed Sonic the Hedgehog, think again. Sit back and watch them race to the finish to find out the truth.

The New Lancia Stratos

The New Lancia Stratos

The Lancia Stratos HF was a leader on the 1970s rally circuit. This one-of-a-kind remake apes the original’s styling, but built from components from a modern Ferarri 430, along with a zesty 4.3L V8.

2011 Morgan 3-Wheeler

2011 Morgan 3-Wheeler

UK auto-maker Morgan Motor Company is working on a modern remake of the classic 3-Wheeler, sold from 1909 to 1953. The featherweight can go 0-60 in just 4.5 secs on its 1800cc Harley engine.

The Green Slime (DVD)

The Green Slime (DVD)

We’d never heard of this campy retro sci-fi flick just hitting DVD, but after seeing this footage, we’re ready to embrace the gooey green guys, their tentacles, and their awesome theme song.

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1928 Cell Phone?

1928 Cell Phone?

Yellow Fever Productions’ George Clarke carefully deconstructs a bit of footage from Charlie Chaplin’s 1928′ silent film The Circus, in which he thinks he’s spotted a time-traveler with a cell phone.

Mine Field Furniture

Mine Field Furniture

When departing in the ’90s, the Soviet army burned the explosives out of the mines stored in Mädasadam, leaving multitudes of cases as scrap iron. Mati Karmin repurposes these relics as art.

The Bionic Woman (DVD)

The Bionic Woman (DVD)

Relive your childhood Lindsay Wagner fantasies with the long-awaited re-release of the classic Bionic Woman’s first season. Crushing tennis balls and running in slow-mo never gets old for us.

Planet of the Dinosaurs

Planet of the Dinosaurs

If you’ve never seen this campy 1978 stop-motion dinosaur flick, that’s okay. In its original 84 minute version, it didn’t do much for us. But in this speedy 1-minute version, it’s pretty entertaining.

Vintage Maserati 250f

Vintage Maserati 250f

This gets our motors running: the immaculately restored, Grand Prix-winning 50’s Maserati 250f shown in all its glory, thanks to the gorgeous and dramatic night photography of Bernd Kammerer.

What to Do on a Space Date

What to Do on a Space Date

There’s something just so wrong about this mashup of a 1950s teen-dating educational film with footage from Star Wars – especially when you remember that Luke and Leia are siblings.

Vintage Atom Bomb Photography

Vintage Atom Bomb Photography

Haunting imagery from 1945 to 1962, when the US military was detonating hundreds of nuclear bombs in the atmosphere; photographers struggled to document the destructive effects of the explosions.

Commodore PC64

Commodore PC64

The guys with the rights to the original Commodore name are releasing a new PC that looks just like an old C64. The PC64 will run on an Atom 525 CPU, and come with 4GB or RAM and a 1TB hard drive.

Bigtrak is Back

Bigtrak is Back

First made popular back in the early 1980s, Milton Bradley’s classic programmable tank has been resuscitated from the dead by Zeon Tech, and looks and works just like the original.

Pac-Man Voting Booth

Pac-Man Voting Booth

Since this particular electronic voting machine is easily hackable, security researchers from the University of Michigan decided to turn this one into something more productive – a Pac-Man machine.

Close Encounters x Daft Punk

Close Encounters x Daft Punk

If only Daft Punk had existed back when Spielberg shot Close Encounters, this is what the famous musical communication scene might have sounded like. The aliens would also have worn helmets.

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